Poetry book: Reflect. Reveal. Reach Out. Recover.
In 2016, I was admitted to the Waiatarau Hospital, having an emotional upheaval. Therein I met another patient who drew me paintings and upon each I wrote a poem. When I was discharged I compiled a poetry book with work of 15 artists, in the view of having their work recognised. The title Reflect. Reveal. Reach Out. Recover. also carries the concept of the occupational therapy. Upon reading the artwork of a patient the occupational therapist perceives messages from the artists which will start a communication between him/her and the patients. Gradually a trust will be developed and the patients will reach out for help, that is when the journey of recovery begins. This poetry book contains rich poetry against outspoken paintings and is a most enjoyable read. The book costs NZ$20 plus NZ$4 shipping worldwide and can be bought via my email: email@example.com. Any order more than three, to the same address, will be free of shipping. 40% of the sales will go to Toi Ora, a school providing free art classes to anybody with experiences of mental illness.